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Neglected fracture of the medial humeral epicondyle that was entrapped into the elbow joint: a case report.
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PMID:  20505539     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of this paper is to report clinical and radiographic long-term results of a neglected fracture of the medial humeral epicondyle, which was entrapped into the elbow joint. At follow-up, 48 years after the trauma, the patient complained of occasional discomfort around the elbow, but the joint had a normal range of motion and good stability. Radiographs showed that the epicondylar fragment was fused to the medial border of the olecranon. The authors conclude that an old fracture of the medial humeral epicondyle, presenting a fusion of the fragment to the olecranon with normal range of motion and without pain, may be managed expectantly.
Vito Potenza; Pasquale Farsetti; Roberto Caterini; Salvatore Bisicchia; Vincenzo De Luna; Ernesto Ippolito
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric orthopedics. Part B     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1473-5865     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Orthop B     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-04     Completed Date:  2011-02-07     Revised Date:  2012-09-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9300904     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Orthop B     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  542-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Rome Tor Vergata, viale Oxford, Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Accidental Falls
Arthralgia / etiology,  radiography,  rehabilitation
Casts, Surgical*
Dislocations / radiography,  therapy
Elbow Joint / injuries*,  radiography
Follow-Up Studies
Fracture Fixation, Internal
Humeral Fractures / radiography,  therapy*
Immobilization / methods
Injury Severity Score
Intra-Articular Fractures / radiography,  therapy*
Neglected Diseases*
Pain Measurement
Range of Motion, Articular / physiology*
Time Factors
Treatment Refusal

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